🌺 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Blooming with the Moon

Warm greetings!

Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - The Bestiary :unicorn:

After perusing the myths and lore of legendary creatures, it’s time to close the book and look up :telescope:

The theme for this week’s challenge celebrates the Full Moon and is…

Blooming with the Moon Improve Growth Challenge

:full_moon: :arrow_double_up: Blooming with the Moon :hibiscus: :sparkles:

Moon Magick is one of the most popular and universal areas of the Craft- after all, who doesn’t get excited when they look up and see the moon in all Her beauty? :heart_eyes:

For this challenge, we will be working moon magick in line with the current energy in the air:

→ Over the next few days, the moon will be in a Waxing Moon Phase as it grows and strengthens in the sky. The Waxing Moon is ideal for spellwork involving growth, increase, and improvement :arrow_double_up:

→ Early next week, the moon will blossom into the lovely Full Flower Moon of May :hibiscus:. Each of the full moons within a year carries special meaning, and the Full Flower Moon is ideal for magick that involves wishes coming into fruition, abundance, creativity, and success :tada:

(Friends in the Southern Hemipshere have the Full Beaver Moon- a moon ideal for hard work, home, and achievements)

→ While each individual full moon has its own unique specalities, every full moon offers a time of heightened power. Full Moon Magick involves strengthened spellwork, wishes granted, cleansing, and recharging :battery:

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As the moon grows in strength and eventually blossoms, now is the perfect time to work spells for improvements, wish granting, and anything else in your life that you hope to bring to fruition! :hibiscus:

This week’s challenge is all about drawing on the energy in the air to work spellwork that “blooms” with the moon- but as always, how you do so it up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…

CHALLENGE TIME!

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STEP 1 : Bloomin’ Magick :sunflower:

As the moon grows in strength and eventually blossoms, it’s all about magick that “blooms”- whether that is manifesting wishes, spells for improvements, or growing and developing your own practice :blossom:

Not sure where to begin?

To help you get started, the following list has a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge! :sparkles:

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:genie: Granting Wishes

“Plant” a wish during the waxing moon and watch as is blooms into being during the full moon- manifestation magick is perfect for this challenge!

Silver Moon: Money Manifestation Ritual
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Bay Leaf Spell to Manifest a Wish
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Guardian Angel Prayer to Find a Job
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:arrow_double_up: Magickal Improvements

By the light of the moon, things are looking up! Channel the energy of growth in the air to bring about positive improvements in various aspects of your life.

Moonlight Happiness: Activate with Selenite
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Improve Self Love: Herbal Magick Spell Jar
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Full Moon Easy Protection Spell
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:muscle: Power Up!

As the time when the moon is at its brightest and strongest, now is a great time to work magick to help you shine as the best you can be.

Strength and Power: Full Moon Spell
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Rekindle Me: Red Candle Passion Spell
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:raised_hands: …And More!

In terms of moon magick, there is plenty out there to explore! If you’re in search of more options, feel free to check out the Full Moon Magick Spells Collection :full_moon_with_face:

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Feel free to take on this challenge in whatever way feels best to you and your unique magickal practice :blush:


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STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience .

To participate in the challenge, please share:

  1. About the “blooming” magick you explored this week

For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.

Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you! :bowing_woman:


:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( 2022-05-17T05:00:00Z )

(Note that the time zone is CET- you can use this time zone calculator to switch into your time zone!)

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:


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By light of the moon and grace of Her glow,
Feel your strength increase and your powers grow.

Her power and blessing shine on through night,
So nurture Her gifts and let your magick be bright!

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Blessed be! :full_moon: :hibiscus: :sparkles:

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Hmm… my energy is very scattered, it makes my hands almost hot when I can get it all in one area… I just have to figure out releasing it & smoothing my energy so it’s not all over the place. So this one is going to be a thinking entry. :joy: I’ll figure something out, but I have this energy that shows up whenever I meditate in my hands that apparently doesn’t know how to leave or I don’t know how to send it somewhere else…

I still like the idea of working up the energy then working in my gardens… I could do that during the day & then something during the evening… Like a 2 part challenge entry.

I could also simplify this & do something moon specific :thinking: Ah… conundrum

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In my part of the world we will be able to see an 85 minute solar eclipse on Sunday night. It will also be a Super moon! This should make for some pretty powerful moon magick!

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Moonmagick I certainly go for this one :smile::full_moon_with_face::crescent_moon:thank you again! I was looking forward to the challenge

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I agree with you @Siofra. I’m all over the palce like an unsupervised 3 year old in a lolly shop. My energy feels like a bug zapper.

I felt it really strongly yesterday when I was working on some law of attraction incantations. (I’m trying to win a radio competition - I’ll either get a restraining order from the radio station I’ve tried calling so much or I’ll go mad with trying :rofl:) but I felt it big time. I just knew the energy was mine. I haven’t felt that before it was surreal.

I get what you mean there may well be a conundrum to un-cerfuddle. So do I keep it simple and work some basic moon magick? Or make it a little more compli-ma-cated…

My first thoughts went to moonstones.

I know most of you will remember I took my claddagh ring off for the first time and kept it off when I broke up with my ex. Long story short I have slowly been replacing every single ring and my necklace.

It may seem silly but I just didn’t want jewelry touching my skin that he held my hand or kissed my neck or whatever. If that makes sense? I didn’t think all the cleansing on this earth would shift his energy off them. 15 years I had the same rings and necklace on and they were there and a part of my relationship with him. The more I thought about it. The more I didn’t want them any more. A fresh start I guess. Plus bouns buying sparkly pretty things. Spending my own money on me. Not him. Also a bonus.

But I have noticed a pattern. Moonstones. Me likey moonstones. And one poor lonely Labradorite. Well moonstones are the stones to support new beginnings and changes.

I found this little quote on Pinterest tonight:


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I have found that I have been feeling like a funky little monkey lately. Light one minute. Dark the next. I haven’t been able to pull out my usual brightness and exuberance lately. I just feel like I’ve come so far then got myself stuck and I’ve stopped growing.

I’m thinking with next week’s full moon I might do some jewelry enchantments on my moonstone rings for a little self-love, self-worth boost. Help kick start the growth process again. Maybe come out on the other side a little more myself again.

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Huh. I’ll have to go through my green witchery info and see what kind of magic I can do with my dried flowers. I’ve for lavender, chamomile, and roses. I should be able to shake something up for this weekend and the full moon! Thanks for the great challenge!

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Some flowers take time to bloom. As I mentioned, I’ve been studying some programming languages to acquire the skills I need for a job that is something other than retail. I wish things were moving along quicker, but gaining mastery over them is going to take some time, anywhere from several months to a few years. Considering I have other obligations in my daily life, such as work and family, and can’t be studying all day and everyday, I can see why it would take that long.
Writing and casting some sort of spell for patience is something I need, right now. :thinking:

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Yay!!! What perfect timing for this particular challenge as I was just gifted a moon magick kit!

My plan is to make Water of Notre Dame with petals from the white climbing rose that’s currently in bloom


and then combining the suggested ritual included with Flower Moon Spell

Looking forward to this one! :full_moon:

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Looking forward to Moon magick, I love it! Cant wait to participate.

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@jessica72 I’m a wreck honestly, it feels like just mixed & scattered & today was worse than yesterday. I’m not my normal self either! I thought it was the weather here or something because it’s just so heavy & scattered. Makes sense why :triquetra: the Morrigan :raven: showed up again though… & I know what to do, I’m not so lost, I guess is the word I’m looking for… self-love :heartpulse: seems to be on the to-do list for the full moon… also… my recent crystal loves are Labradorite & Larvikite with Tiger’s Eye stones. I have them all over my altar right now :rofl: Then I have a bowl of unknowns… the ones that stump me no matter how many times I look at them, hold them… :joy: Then the orange selenite bowl of “blades” Kyanites in blue, black, pink, orange. Even my altar is scattered… I have turtles :turtle:, hearts :heart:, moons :waning_crescent_moon: , worry stones, palm stones, coins :coin:, flip flops :thong_sandal: , logs, spheres, bowls, plates, wands… I really need to get it together though.

I feel a theme coming on for the full moon… self-love :heart: & appreciation & cleaning up my space while I have my regular crystals & waters :droplet: & jewelry out under the moon :full_moon: I think a nice meditation :woman_in_lotus_position: outside if it’s not raining. I’m hoping the weather gets better. We’ve had so much wind :wind_face: & then an unexpected downpour :cloud_with_rain: overnight that was out of nowhere.

Not to mention yesterday in my area was so tense. We had an active shooter that started as a domestic violence call. One of my children knows the 2 parties involved. & a coworker/friend of my son & husband got into a car accident & totaled his car so since then my energy & everything has been heightened. It was a half-day at the school so my daughter was with her friend, but still, these things don’t happen here! Which turned into today I couldn’t separate my energy from my husband’s who wasn’t having a great day at work. I took it on as my own & somehow it was my fault but I had to tell myself that it wasn’t because I am not there & have nothing to do with his workday.

I’m telling you scattered & mixed & everywhere! :exploding_head:

Enough rambling… :rofl: so yes. Charge, cleanse self-love :heartpulse:, self-appreciation, rest. (If I figure out that last one I will let you know what to do or post a step by step guide :face_with_hand_over_mouth: )

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Goodness @Siofra! I’d be scattered too! You have good reason to be upset! Take care of yourself, love! This moon is for you, that’s for sure!

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Oh @Siofra no wonder your energy is feeling so scattered. You have a good number of very good reasons to feel as you do. Let alone being an emapth in all that just throws a hurricane into the tornado vortex of craziness. I’m so sorry things have been so hectic for you.

I truly hope you can find some time to stop, centre, find a little grounding to take some time for yourself. Yes 100% some self-appreciation is what you need to try and focus on. Because you truly are a beautiful and caring person who deserves so much love and light. Goodness knows we all truly appreciate you and what you do for so many in this group.

Sending you a very big hug xxx

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I am going to work on self love as well. I was thinking about it and about how, and I came here this morning and saw loads of inspiration in this area. Well one thing I am certainly going to do is making a love bracelet ( with rose bath) I still have enough rose quarts beads, and I will maybe combine them with little moonstones. It seems like a nice combination with something I allready do. I am very curious if this bracelet will feel different when I wear it, and then I will have a new tool to infuse my juwelry with extra intentions.
I also will make a love spell jar and love oil.

And this afternoon I will start with joining you with a cup of self love tea! :blush:

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@jessica72 I also realized last night with a friend that not only are we coming up on the full moon, it’s a supermoon & a total lunar eclipse, AND it’s Mercury Retrograde while being an empath… this hurricane just turned into a tornado :rofl: :tornado:

Thank you! I love hugs! :people_hugging:

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I just read something interesting while trying to figure out what I’m going to do for this challenge. Did any of you know that as the moon is waxing and becomes full, leaf growth is accelerated due to extra exposure to the light of the moon? Just a little gardening tip from the kindle unlimited book Moon Magic by Diane Ahlquist.

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More Moon Magick might include, that with a little tweaking, plants from the Earth could grow in lunar ‘soil’.
In other words, the Lunar Goddess supports extraterrestrial life forms, and spiritual or physical re-awakenings. Possibly, for some, a bringer of hope in dark times!

Scientists grew plants in moon soil for first time ever. Here’s why it’s ‘astounding.’ (msn.com)

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Am really going to participate in this week challenge and to be honest, though am a bit shy to say it :hugs:
But am going to be performing the rekindle love spell cause I and my partner seems to be growing apart
I pray he accept to do it together with me
Wish me luck​:grin::grin::grin::grin::green_heart::green_heart:

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This weekend I plan on spending a night out by the fire and working with the moon. I love spending nights like this and this is going to be very relaxing, I can already feel it!!!

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I was reading a post from @Eliza_01 about creating a bond with your tarot deck. There was some great information about the many ways to do it. I am going to put my tarot deck under the light of the full moon this weekend. I just purchased a new deck and it’s waterproof so I don’t have to worry about the dew messing up the cards!

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